clim@ 2020 will be held virtually on 02 June 2020 at 2 p.m. CET, due to the turbulent and challenging times we find ourselves in.
This year, over 200 applications entered clim@ competition from 59 countries across the globe, with innovative financing approaches, business models or awareness raising concepts. Join us on the 2nd of June, 2020 for the virtual clim@ pitching event, where the 15 finalists, will present themselves and their ideas with the aim to inspire you, as well as a leading jury of investors and innovation experts.
The finalists – with innovative climate solutions that are ready to scale-up – will pitch to a panel of 5 jury members, followed by a Q&A session, with winners announced live at the close of the event
Combinado Consult has the honor to support the clim@ competition as climate action ambassador, beeing member of the partner network.
Don’t miss the chance to join us all and see innovative climate leaders in action.
Follow this link to register for clim@ 2020.
After registering, you will receive the details to view the event online in due course. Please note that due to limited capacity, only registered participants will be able to view the event.
About clim@ competition:
Initiated by the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), the clim@ competition targets businesses that have the potential to deliver powerful climate benefits and that deserve support and recognition.You are warmly invited to follow the event online and to hear from companies that are bringing fresh ideas to revolutionise the future of sustainable energy, resource efficiency and the circular economy.
clim@ is organized by Finance in Motion GmbH on behalf of the GGF and sponsored by the European Commission (EU4Energy) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
APPLICATIONS FOR CLIM@ COMPETITION 2020 CLOSE WITH RESOUNDING SUCCESS
Applications for the 2020 clim@ competition have closed with more than 200 applications received from 59 countries, showcasing innovative business ideas that have the power to fight climate change and protect our environment across four broad themes: renewable energy, energy efficiency, circular economy solutions, and improved resource management. With a focus in 2020 on market-ready ideas from advanced start-ups and established businesses, the high level of interest is particularly exciting.
This would not have been possible without the support of more than 30 partners within the network.
ABOUT THE GGF
The GGF helps reduce the use of energy and resources and prevent CO2 emissions. It pursues this goal by providing dedicated financing to businesses and households across 19 markets in the Southeast Europe Region including Turkey, the European Neighborhood Region-East, and the Middle East and North Africa. By using a blended finance structure and working through local partner institutions, the GGF is able to raise awareness and implement green finance activities. The fund combines its financial offering with tailored technical assistance that helps build capacity and which brings energy efficiency measures, renewable energy, and improved resource management toward the mainstream. In addition, by managing the environmental and social (E&S) risks associated with its investments, the fund sets standards for its partners and supports them to enhance their own E&S management systems, as required.
The GGF was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by Germany’s KfW Development Bank and the European Investment Bank, with financial support from the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Austrian Development Bank (OeEB). The fund’s growing investor base comprises donor agencies, international financial institutions and institutional private investors, including the International Finance Corporation, the Dutch development bank FMO, and the German ethical bank GLS. The GGF is advised by Finance in Motion GmbH. MACS Management & Consulting Services GmbH, Frankfurt am Main acts as the technical advisor.
ABOUT THE GGF TAF
The GGF Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) plays a key role in supporting the Fund’s promotion of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) by providing targeted technical assistance to financial institutions and project developers in conjunction with GGF funding. The facility operates hand in hand with the GGF, complementing its investments with the following activities: capacity building and training for GGF partners; validation and monitoring of energy savings and CO2 emission reductions; strategic advice to the Fund’s managers based on research and analysis; increasing the awareness and acceptance of EE/RE solutions in the financial sector and among the public.